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Blur – Sing To Me – 12/08/12

This week I decided to dedicate the whole show to one of the greatest British bands ever to exist, Blur. On the same night as what could turn out to be their final ever show in Hyde Park, for those that couldn’t make it the playlist featured everything from She’s So High (their first single) to Under The Westway (what could possibly be their last).
I still remember when my brother picked up Leisure when it was released and watching the video for There’s No Other Way and what is one of my favourite concer memories, catching them live at Southend’s Cliffs Pavillion in 2009, something I thought I’d never see. I remember picking up 13 the day it came out, rushing home after work and hearing Tender for the first time, and let’s not forget This Is A Low, a song that still manages to give me goosebumps every time I hear it. I could go on for hours about what Blur mean to me, but I think the music they have made over the years does really speak for itself.
Listening again to the albums over the past week it struck home how much they really kept evolving with every album, never afraid to experiment, to try something different. And if this is the final curtain for Blur, then they really have left an amazing legacy.
I also wanted your votes to pick your 5 favourite songs, and after the votes were counted the top 5 were as follows :

1. This Is A Low
2. For Tomorrow
3. Out Of Time
4. Sing
5. The Universal
One of the things that people said on forums, Twitter, Facebook is how hard it was to pick a top 5. It personally took me a few nights to pick mine, which I’m still not sure about. But that’s just proof of how many great songs there are. So to Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave. I salute you!

1. Beetlebum (Blur – 1997)
2. She’s So High (Leisure – 1991)
3. Young And Lovely (Chemical World Single – 1993)
4. Girls And Boys (Live Hyde Park – 2009)
5. The Universal (The Great Escape – 1995)
6. Oily Water (Modern Life Is Rubbish – 1993)
7. Graham Coxon – Perfect Love (The Spinning Top – 2009)
8. Bad Lieutenant – Shine Like The Sun (Never Cry Another Tear – 2009)
9. Sing (Leisure – 1991)
10. Dizzy (Seymour Rehearsal & Demo – 1989)
11. Song 2 (Live In Utrecht)
12. Out Of Time (Think Tank – 2003)
13. No Monsters In Me (Universal Single – 1995)
14. Charmless Man (The Great Escape – 1995)
15. Fool’s Day (Single – 2010)
16. For Tomorrow (Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
17. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Behind The Sun (Self-Titled – 2007)
18. Jubilee (Parklife – 1994)
19. Sweet Song (Think Tank – 2003)
20. Trimm Trabb (13 – 1999)
21. Under The Westway (Single – 2012)
22. This Is A Low (Parklife – 1994)
23. Music Is My Radar (Single – 2000)
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Blur – Sing To Me – 12/08/12

This week I decided to dedicate the whole show to one of the greatest British bands ever to exist, Blur. On the same night as what could turn out to be their final ever show in Hyde Park, for those that couldn’t make it the playlist featured everything from She’s So High (their first single) to Under The Westway (what could possibly be their last).
I still remember when my brother picked up Leisure when it was released and watching the video for There’s No Other Way and what is one of my favourite concer memories, catching them live at Southend’s Cliffs Pavillion in 2009, something I thought I’d never see. I remember picking up 13 the day it came out, rushing home after work and hearing Tender for the first time, and let’s not forget This Is A Low, a song that still manages to give me goosebumps every time I hear it. I could go on for hours about what Blur mean to me, but I think the music they have made over the years does really speak for itself.
Listening again to the albums over the past week it struck home how much they really kept evolving with every album, never afraid to experiment, to try something different. And if this is the final curtain for Blur, then they really have left an amazing legacy.
I also wanted your votes to pick your 5 favourite songs, and after the votes were counted the top 5 were as follows :

1. This Is A Low
2. For Tomorrow
3. Out Of Time
4. Sing
5. The Universal
One of the things that people said on forums, Twitter, Facebook is how hard it was to pick a top 5. It personally took me a few nights to pick mine, which I’m still not sure about. But that’s just proof of how many great songs there are. So to Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave. I salute you!

1. Beetlebum (Blur – 1997)
2. She’s So High (Leisure – 1991)
3. Young And Lovely (Chemical World Single – 1993)
4. Girls And Boys (Live Hyde Park – 2009)
5. The Universal (The Great Escape – 1995)
6. Oily Water (Modern Life Is Rubbish – 1993)
7. Graham Coxon – Perfect Love (The Spinning Top – 2009)
8. Bad Lieutenant – Shine Like The Sun (Never Cry Another Tear – 2009)
9. Sing (Leisure – 1991)
10. Dizzy (Seymour Rehearsal & Demo – 1989)
11. Song 2 (Live In Utrecht)
12. Out Of Time (Think Tank – 2003)
13. No Monsters In Me (Universal Single – 1995)
14. Charmless Man (The Great Escape – 1995)
15. Fool’s Day (Single – 2010)
16. For Tomorrow (Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
17. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Behind The Sun (Self-Titled – 2007)
18. Jubilee (Parklife – 1994)
19. Sweet Song (Think Tank – 2003)
20. Trimm Trabb (13 – 1999)
21. Under The Westway (Single – 2012)
22. This Is A Low (Parklife – 1994)
23. Music Is My Radar (Single – 2000)
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Blur – Sing To Me – 12/08/12

This week I decided to dedicate the whole show to one of the greatest British bands ever to exist, Blur. On the same night as what could turn out to be their final ever show in Hyde Park, for those that couldn’t make it the playlist featured everything from She’s So High (their first single) to Under The Westway (what could possibly be their last).
I still remember when my brother picked up Leisure when it was released and watching the video for There’s No Other Way and what is one of my favourite concer memories, catching them live at Southend’s Cliffs Pavillion in 2009, something I thought I’d never see. I remember picking up 13 the day it came out, rushing home after work and hearing Tender for the first time, and let’s not forget This Is A Low, a song that still manages to give me goosebumps every time I hear it. I could go on for hours about what Blur mean to me, but I think the music they have made over the years does really speak for itself.
Listening again to the albums over the past week it struck home how much they really kept evolving with every album, never afraid to experiment, to try something different. And if this is the final curtain for Blur, then they really have left an amazing legacy.
I also wanted your votes to pick your 5 favourite songs, and after the votes were counted the top 5 were as follows :

1. This Is A Low
2. For Tomorrow
3. Out Of Time
4. Sing
5. The Universal
One of the things that people said on forums, Twitter, Facebook is how hard it was to pick a top 5. It personally took me a few nights to pick mine, which I’m still not sure about. But that’s just proof of how many great songs there are. So to Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave. I salute you!

1. Beetlebum (Blur – 1997)
2. She’s So High (Leisure – 1991)
3. Young And Lovely (Chemical World Single – 1993)
4. Girls And Boys (Live Hyde Park – 2009)
5. The Universal (The Great Escape – 1995)
6. Oily Water (Modern Life Is Rubbish – 1993)
7. Graham Coxon – Perfect Love (The Spinning Top – 2009)
8. Bad Lieutenant – Shine Like The Sun (Never Cry Another Tear – 2009)
9. Sing (Leisure – 1991)
10. Dizzy (Seymour Rehearsal & Demo – 1989)
11. Song 2 (Live In Utrecht)
12. Out Of Time (Think Tank – 2003)
13. No Monsters In Me (Universal Single – 1995)
14. Charmless Man (The Great Escape – 1995)
15. Fool’s Day (Single – 2010)
16. For Tomorrow (Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
17. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Behind The Sun (Self-Titled – 2007)
18. Jubilee (Parklife – 1994)
19. Sweet Song (Think Tank – 2003)
20. Trimm Trabb (13 – 1999)
21. Under The Westway (Single – 2012)
22. This Is A Low (Parklife – 1994)
23. Music Is My Radar (Single – 2000)
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Blur – Sing To Me – 12/08/12

This week I decided to dedicate the whole show to one of the greatest British bands ever to exist, Blur. On the same night as what could turn out to be their final ever show in Hyde Park, for those that couldn’t make it the playlist featured everything from She’s So High (their first single) to Under The Westway (what could possibly be their last).
I still remember when my brother picked up Leisure when it was released and watching the video for There’s No Other Way and what is one of my favourite concer memories, catching them live at Southend’s Cliffs Pavillion in 2009, something I thought I’d never see. I remember picking up 13 the day it came out, rushing home after work and hearing Tender for the first time, and let’s not forget This Is A Low, a song that still manages to give me goosebumps every time I hear it. I could go on for hours about what Blur mean to me, but I think the music they have made over the years does really speak for itself.
Listening again to the albums over the past week it struck home how much they really kept evolving with every album, never afraid to experiment, to try something different. And if this is the final curtain for Blur, then they really have left an amazing legacy.
I also wanted your votes to pick your 5 favourite songs, and after the votes were counted the top 5 were as follows :

1. This Is A Low
2. For Tomorrow
3. Out Of Time
4. Sing
5. The Universal
One of the things that people said on forums, Twitter, Facebook is how hard it was to pick a top 5. It personally took me a few nights to pick mine, which I’m still not sure about. But that’s just proof of how many great songs there are. So to Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave. I salute you!

1. Beetlebum (Blur – 1997)
2. She’s So High (Leisure – 1991)
3. Young And Lovely (Chemical World Single – 1993)
4. Girls And Boys (Live Hyde Park – 2009)
5. The Universal (The Great Escape – 1995)
6. Oily Water (Modern Life Is Rubbish – 1993)
7. Graham Coxon – Perfect Love (The Spinning Top – 2009)
8. Bad Lieutenant – Shine Like The Sun (Never Cry Another Tear – 2009)
9. Sing (Leisure – 1991)
10. Dizzy (Seymour Rehearsal & Demo – 1989)
11. Song 2 (Live In Utrecht)
12. Out Of Time (Think Tank – 2003)
13. No Monsters In Me (Universal Single – 1995)
14. Charmless Man (The Great Escape – 1995)
15. Fool’s Day (Single – 2010)
16. For Tomorrow (Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
17. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Behind The Sun (Self-Titled – 2007)
18. Jubilee (Parklife – 1994)
19. Sweet Song (Think Tank – 2003)
20. Trimm Trabb (13 – 1999)
21. Under The Westway (Single – 2012)
22. This Is A Low (Parklife – 1994)
23. Music Is My Radar (Single – 2000)
https://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/3qKXWz4ksI0P6iQkr60EGr

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